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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
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Ranked #32 of 80 restaurants in Bessemer
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

20% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sat at the bar for a beer. Then a salad. Both were excellent and timely. Service was pleasant from the door greeter to the bartender. All in all, a nice experience.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was late at night and we ordered two appetizers. Both were poor. We sat at the bar and the wait staff was not attentive and spent a lot of time talking with management. No one seemed to care about the food or customers at this establishment.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our family likes Applebees a lot, but this one needs to improve their service. Food was barely ok - quality not up to par and pretty sure it had sat under heat lamp for too long. The restaurant wasn't all that busy the night we were there, but our food took quite a bit longer than it should have, and... More

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Apex, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It’s Applebees. Nothing bad to say but nothing over the top either. When I asked for a “Absolute Mandarin and Soda” the waitress brought me a glass of orange juice and another glass of soda water – kind of thought that was funny. The food was fine and the resturant was clean – overall the staff was friendly.

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Hueytown, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I have been to Applebee's at Academy Drive twice in the last two months. Our last time was 25 February at 8:00 pm. Both time there are people waiting, with emply tables open!! Now come on !!!!! I ask the hostest, What Is Going On?? You have four empty tables, and you have, four couples waiting ,... More

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North Carolina
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232 reviews 232 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Ate early lunch here Friday, November 29, 2013. Alicia unlocked the door and let the waiting customers inside. She was also our waitress. I cannot say she was a bad waitress, she just was not an "on the ball" waitress. We were waiting for our drink refills and my husband saw here standing at some kind of podium EATING. He... More

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Parma, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A lot of hotels a completely boring staff as well as restaurant. Bad tv's The people were so complacement.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We ate here because of the key card discount from the Hotel. It only saved us $2.00 on the total bill. Better than nothing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Do not order anything that sizzles, it sets off the fire alarm. Be extra kind to the wait staff, or you will probably regret it.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I go to my local Applebee's, in another state all the time, so we thought this would be good also. Well the service is terrible, the food is okay. We waited more that 35 minutes for our food. When they were short of help they had people wait for tables even though more than half the dining room was empty!... More

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